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How to provide new caregivers with funds to grocery shop, pick-up items for senior.

Concerned about how to "fund" a carer with money to pick-up prescriptions, grocery shop, etc. Do not want to give seniors credit or debit card. Also don't want to provide blank checks or cash. Anyone have any ideas or experience in this area.


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Pet care for elderly

My 80 year old Mom is a widow of 4 years and an animal lover. She says she is too unstable health wise to have a pet.  She worries if she passes, who will take care of the dog? I would REALLY love for her to have her own... more


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How do you Check in on your aging family and friends?

I have a single parent, living alone, who I could easily go a week without checking in on. To take care of my anxiety around whether or not she's okay, and avoid calling every single day to check in, I'm setting up a service that will send her a text... more


How to guides

15 Questions to Ask During a Senior Caregiver Interview

Talk about vacation time, driving records and more prior to hiring a senior caregiver. If you're hiring a senior caregiver on your own, start by screening applicants over the phone, then meet in person (consider a public meeting place, like a coffeeshop). If things feel like a good fit, introduce the potential... more


18 Quick and Easy Meals for Seniors

Poached eggs, salmon wraps, southwest chicken salad and more. If you're concerned you or the senior in your life isn't getting enough nutrition, there may be a number of reasons, such as grocery shopping or cooking are too difficult, or meals just aren't as fun to eat... more


How to Get a Handicapped Parking Permit

The first steps are taking a trip to your doctor and local DMV. If you have difficult walking, or you use a cane, wheelchair, walker or other device to get around, then you're probably eligible for a handicapped parking sticker. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to get a... more


10 things grandchildren can learn from their grandparents

The relationship between a grandchild and grandparent is a very special one. While grandparents act as an authority figure and provide unconditional love, they also get to spoil their grandkids in a way parents simply can't. But beyond that, grandparents also wield incredible influence. Here are 10 things grandchildren can learn... more


Story

My Senior Care.com Experience

I began my Care.com journey on July 1, 2017.  I paid the background check, and the fee for six months with a discount.  For a few weeks I felt that I had wasted my money and did not check the sight very often.  Basically because I was not getting anyone... more